Ralph Habib, Esq., Partner

Mr. Habib has practiced criminal law for his entire career spanning 18 years.  As an Assistant District Attorney in Onondaga County for eight years, Mr. Habib prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases, DWIs and all level narcotics cases.

For the last ten years, Mr. Habib has provided top quality criminal defense to hundreds of criminal defendants in New York. Over the years Mr. Habib has handled high profile cases involving defendants accused of various Penal Law and Vehicular Law  offenses. His extensive training and experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney ensures that your legal interests will be served.

Ralph Habib knows the law, the courts, and the central New York legal community.

David C. Bruffett Jr., Esq., Partner

Mr. Bruffett defends individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses, including white-collar crimes, in both New York State and Federal courts. David also represents those individuals who have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated related matters and other violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.

Mr. Bruffett served as an Onondaga County Assistant District Attorney in the Special Victims Unit and a Renssalaer County Assistant District Attorney in the Major Crimes Unit. Mr. Bruffett was elected in 2012 to a four-year term as Cicero Town Judge.

Mr. Bruffett has been published in the area of DWI Defense in the volume "Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York" by Aspatore Books. He is currently working on his chapter in the next edition. 

Seth M. Azria, Esq., Partner

Seth Azria was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo. He earned his JD, magna cum laude, from New York Law School. While in law school, Mr. Azria was an Associate Editor on the Law Review and intern at the New York Attorney General's Office in the Manhattan Criminal Prosecutions Bureau. Mr. Azria is a member of the New York Appellate Division Fourth Department's assigned criminal appeals panel.

Mr. Azria practiced at a mid-size Florida law firm in the litigation and appeals department before returning to his hometown of Syracuse to open the Azria Law Office and later forming Azria & Bruffet PLLC with David C. Bruffett, Jr., Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Appeals
  • DWI & Traffic Defense

Admissions

  • New York, 2006
  • Florida, 2006
  • Georgia, 2004 (voluntarily inactive)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, New York Law School, 2004
    • Associate Editor New York Law School Law Review
    • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence 2004
  • B.S. University at Buffalo, Business Administration with minor in International Trade, 1997
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Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York by DWI defense attorney David C. Bruffett, Jr.

Read excerpts from partner, David C. Bruffett's, chapter published in: "Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York" by Aspatore Books.